Jon M. Chu News

Jem and the Holograms Movie Has All Original Songs, But What About The Classics?

10:46 PM 7/14/2014 by Fred Topel
Jem and the Holograms
Jason Blum has become the most prolific mogul of modern Holllywood, and now he’s branching into television. He was on a panel for his upcoming Syfy show Ascension for the Television Critics Association this week, and after his panel he spoke with reporters about his movie projects. Perhaps the most highly anticipated among ‘80s kids is the live-action Jem and the Holograms movie.

'G.I. Joe 3' Gets 'Lethal Weapon 4' Writer Jonathan Lemkin

2:38 PM 7/2/2014 by Binh Ngo
G.I. Joe
While the people behind G.I. Joe 3 is talking to potential directors to take over the helm in case Jon M. Chu is unable to return, a new writer has been hired to give the script a look-over.

‘G.I. Joe’ Filmmaker Jon M. Chu Frontrunner to Direct ‘Now You See Me 2' (Exclusive) – Having just wrapped “Jem and the Holograms,” Jon M. Chu has emerged as the frontrunner to direct “Now You See Me 2” for Summit Entertainment, multiple individuals familiar with the sequel have told TheWrap. A representative for Chu did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo are all expected to return for the sequel to last year's sleeper hit, which grossed more than $350 million worldwide and displayed staying power throughout a competitive summer. 6 years 20 weeks ago via jetli

Juliette Lewis Joins JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS – She's been hired to mo-cap and voice a guitar. A bass guitar. 6 years 23 weeks ago via brucelee

Ryan Guzman is Rio in ‘Jem and the Holograms’ – The first four actors for Jon M. Chu‘s Jem and the Holograms movie have been announced, but there are more to come. The next piece of the puzzle is the actor who’ll play Rio. In the original cartoon that is being updated for the film, Rio Pacheco was the band’s road manager and tech guy, and also the love interest for Jem. 6 years 26 weeks ago via jetli

Aubrey Peeples Nabs 'Jem and the Holograms' Lead

4:25 PM 4/24/2014 by Jeff Giles
Unlike most cartoon- or toy-to-film adaptations, Jon M. Chu's Jem and the Holograms has gotten rolling too quickly for us to spend much time wishing it wouldn't, which makes this week's announcement regarding the film's casting far less aggravating than we thought it'd be.

First Look: The Relatively Unknown Cast of 'Jem and the Holograms' – When news of a Jem and the Holograms movie that was looking for fan submissions to fill the cast as singers, dancers and more arrived nearly two weeks before April Fool's Day, we thought reported director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Justin Bieber: Believe) might be setting up an elaborate prank. 6 years 27 weeks ago via jackiechan

The recently announced Jem and the Holograms movie begins filming in 3 weeks – Remember two weeks ago when we brought you the news that director Jon M. Chu would be directing the live action adaptation of 80s cartoon JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS? Well, I guess the project was further along than we thought because they begin filming in three weeks. In an industry where studio films typically can take months if not years to get produced, and even then sometimes fall apart, this movie looks to be... 6 years 29 weeks ago via jackiechan

Is 'G.I. Joe 3' Looking for a New Director? – Last week, G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu announced that he was making a live-action adaptation of the popular Hasbro cartoon and toy line Jem and the Holograms. It would come before G.I. Joe 3, which he was confirmed to direct in June of last year. But now, Dwayne Johnson claims that G.I. 6 years 31 weeks ago via jetli

The Download: 'Ghostbusters 3' a Go, 'Jem the Movie', Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

5:36 PM 3/22/2014 by Binh Ngo
This week on The Download, we talk about Sony moving ahead with Ghostbusters 3, Jon M. Chu's truly outrageous Jem and the Holograms big screen adaptation, and Sofia Coppola's live-action Little Mermaid movie.
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